I couldn’t possibly post today without making a list of all the things I find pleasantly tolerable in my life — you know things I don’t completely hate or whatever. Fine, fine. Things for which I am thankful. It is Thanksgiving, after all, and I do love lists.
Our new president-elect
Coffee, Diet Coke, wine, gum, and all the other substances that get me through the day
Good friends both near and far
Sane, supportive, and sensible family members
All the friendly folks of the internet who come by here and make my usual self-involved nonsense into something more like a conversation
A good job in a good department and the motivation and possibility to find an even better one
This batch of double-chocolate chip cookies I just made
Healthy living (in spite of all the aforementioned)
The wealth of good books and good music that seems to have dropped into my lap lately
The finally completed sidewalk that now stretches the whole length of my street, making walks a thousand times more pleasant
The good students
I hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving, wherever you are. I hope there is plenty of pie and wine. And while you’re here, if you wouldn’t mind: tell me what makes your Thanksgiving list this year!